Thursday, April 15, 2010

This Sandwich is a real Hero

Here is a Weight Watchers recipe for a Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Hero Sandwich. If you are fluent in Weight Watchers, it's only 5 points per serving.

This recipe makes 4 servings
Prep time is 12 minutes
Cook time is 20 minutes


  • 2 Sprays olive oil cooking spray
  • 8 oz turkey sausage, with herbs and red peppers and other seasonings, sliced into 1/2 inch thick pieces
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic, or to taste
  • 1 medium vidalia onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 8 oz Italian bread, about 1 medium loaf

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium heat. Saute sausage until browned, about 5 minutes; remove to a plate and cover to keep warm.

Add oil to same skillet and heat for about 45 seconds; add garlic and saute until golden, about 30 seconds. Add onion and saute for 3 minutes. Add peppers and saute until vegetables are softened, about 6 to 8 minutes more.

Stir in vinegar and then return sausage to skillet; toss to combine.

Split bread lengthwise-almost but not all the way through; fill with sausage mixture.

Cut into 4 equal pieces and serve. Yields 1/4 of hero per serving.

To switch this up a bit, instead of serving it as a sandwich, try serving just the filling over whole wheat couscous or brown rice.